Employment with DJJ's Willow Lane Program For Girls
Dear Potential Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in employment with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and its Willow Lane Program for Girls. Working with at-risk girls is rewarding, yet challenging.
Please read this letter and the attached information carefully before you decide to go further with the application process.
At DJJ we work diligently to provide a residential program that meets gender, developmental, educational, and cultural needs of girls. In order to accomplish our goals, we carefully screen potential employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills for the job.
We seek persons who desire to work in a gender-specific program, who are in good health, stable, compassionate, and committed to doing the work. The work we do and the manner in which we perform our work is critically important to the girls under our care. Many of the girls we serve have major life challenges, including distrust of adults. Likewise, their families have an extended history with social service agencies, and a distrust of service providers.
Still, the work we do has many rewards: essential job training, workplace values and goals, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young at-risk girls. I must emphasis that the work we do is not for everyone. With that in mind, I implore you to carefully review all the attached information before deciding if you meet the criteria for the job. If, after careful consideration, you wish to proceed with the application process, go to www.jobs.sc.gov to complete an online application. Please be sure to include all the information that is requested so that your application will not be rejected.
If, after careful consideration, you decide not to go further with the application process, we thank you for interest and we wish you well in your job search.
The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. The following offices have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX –Inspector General’s Office – 803-896-9595 Title II & 504 – Special Education Office – 803-896-8484